Urban Development Experience and Visions: India and the People's Republic of China

Publication | November 2008

This report summarizes the discussions that took place on 8- 16 November 2007 at an Asian Development Bank - sponsored workshop on Urban Development Experience of the PRC and India with Private Sector Participation. The workshop was held in the People's Republic of China, where high-level officials of central, state, and municipal governments from India were invited to share the vision and experience of the two countries. Particular emphasis was given to the role of the private sector in the provision of urban infrastructure and services. The mobile workshop for the participants from India was conducted in the cities of Beijing, Suzhou, and Shenzhen.

Contents 

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Urban development in the People's Republic of china and India: Some Key Observations
    • Urbanization as the Engine of Growth
    • City Cluster Development in the PRC
    • Private Sector Participation in Urban Infrastructure
  • Highlights of the Workshop Program
    • Suzhou Municipality Visit
    • Economic Development Zones and High-Tech Parks
    • Management of Infrastructure Projects
    • Financing Urban Infrastructure Projects
    • Shenzhen Municipality Visit
    • Investing in Urban Infrastructure through PSP
    • Managing Urban Infrastructure Projects
  • Policy Implications of Workshop Discussions
    • Urbanization and Inclusive Development
    • Urban Governance in India
    • Governance of City Regions in the PRC
    • Urban Development Financing and Tools
    • Land as a Financing Resource
  • Conclusion and Recommendations
  • Summary: Results of Workshop Discussions
  • References